Bernheimer wrote: "Salonen isn't one of those conductors who pretends ( sic ) not to read criticism." And "Salonen is not one of those lofty musicians who believes ( sic ) that art can survive in a vacuum."
Is it so difficult to remember that a plural subject requires a plural verb?
GEORGE M. GRASTY
Whittier Perfection eludes even the most diligent. Many sources, though not all, affirm that pretend and believe should have been used.